New figures from the ONS reveal that real wages (excluding bonuses) are falling at their fastest rate in more than a decade: -3.7% in just one year.
New analysis published by Reading Labour reveals that the average worker in Reading has suffered a reduction of £1,380 in the last 12 months…Read More
Today, Tuesday 5 July 2022, a Labour motion committing Reading Borough Council to signing the Fair Tax Declaration was passed by councillors at a meeting of full Council.
Proposing the motion at the meeting, Alice Mpofu-Coles, Labour Councillor for Whitley and Chair of the Council’s Adult Social Care, Children’s Services and Education Committee, said…Read More
Responding to Ofgem’s announcement today, 24th May 2022, that the energy price cap is to rise to £2,800 in October, Labour’s Cllr Liz Terry, Lead Councillor for Corporate Services and Resources on Reading Borough Council, said…Read More
Responding to today’s inflation figures, Labour’s Cllr Jason Brock, Leader of Reading Borough Council, said…Read More
It’s Election Day and polls are open 7am – 10pm. You have THREE votes – use all three for Labour candidates across Reading…Read More
The Conservative government has plunged many people in Reading into a cost of living crisis. Your Labour Council stands up for residents and invests in our town for the benefit of everyone.
A vote for Labour on Thursday 5 May is a vote for an ambitious and aspirational Reading…Read More
Labour is putting more money into clean, sustainable transport across the town…Read More
Reading Borough Council has summoned CityFibre to attend a Committee and face questioning about its performance in Reading. This follows continuing complaints about the impact of their roadworks and the alleged failure to properly communicate with local residents…Read More
The Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner, with the backing of Reading Conservatives, has cut Reading’s Community Safety Funding by over 52%. Reading Labour is fighting to reverse this. The impact of this Tory cut for neighbourhoods and safety across the town are serious and affect us all…Read More
Reading Labour are committed to providing opportunities to get active and have fun with the family in neighbourhoods across the town…Read More
Your Labour Council is setting an example by pushing forward the largest Council home building programme in a generation. We will deliver over 300 new Council homes across Reading in the next four years. This also includes new community centres, new key worker housing and new extra-care homes so that everyone has the chance to thrive in Reading…Read More
Reading’s Labour Council is one of the top local authorities in the UK for tackling the Climate Emergency. We’re one of just 95 towns and cities GLOBALLY to achieve the top score in the Carbon Disclosure Project’s ‘gold standard’.
With Labour, Reading Borough Council has reduced its carbon footprint by almost 70% in just 12 years…Read More
Labour has delivered for Reading; and delivered despite Tory Government neglect. Together with residents, we have…Read More
Labour is today warning the cost of childcare is so high that parents are having to cut down the hours they work across the South East. Labour’s new analysis shows the average family now spends nearly £824.60 more on a nursery place than they did five years ago…Read More
Reading Labour are standing a full slate of 48 candidates in all seats at the forthcoming Reading Borough Council election on Thursday 5th May 2022.
Reading Labour are the only party to have Reading residents contesting every single seat…Read More
Find below Reading Labour’s Manifesto for the 2022 local elections in Reading Borough, held on Thursday 5th May.
The Manifesto maintains and enhances our commitments from last year – building a consistent and aspirational vision for Reading.Read More
New figures published by Reading Labour today reveal the staggering hit to wages facing local people by 2023. New analysis shows the average earner in Reading will see their real earnings fall by £1,300 by 2023.
Not only will working people be hit with the biggest tax burden since the 1940s – but living standards look to plummet at the fastest rate seen since records began…Read More
New figures released by Reading Labour reveal that families in Reading are facing a £24.9 million National Insurance Contributions [NICs] hike thanks to the latest Tory tax rise. Under the Conservatives’ plans to raise National Insurance this April, the average employee in Reading will pay an extra £348 in NICs alone.
The increase pushes taxes up to a 70-year high – and comes at a time when energy bills are set to rise by almost £700 and inflation is at a 30-year high…Read More
New figures, published today by Reading Labour, reveal the staggering cost of the Chancellor’s fraud write-off to families across Reading.
This week Rishi Sunak, the Conservative Chancellor, announced he was writing off a staggering £4.3bn in Covid fraud – the equivalent of 128,000 nurses’ salaries or 146,000 police officers.
That’s the equivalent of £156 per household wasted on fraud alone. Across Reading that is £10,888,800…Read More
Reading Labour councillors subjected Matthew Barber, the Conservative Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner [PCC], to tough questioning during his attendance at Reading Borough Council’s Policy Committee on Monday 17th January 2022.
In September 2021, Mr Barber announced a 52% cut to Reading’s Community Safety funding. This drastic funding cut will mean difficult decisions around vital work to tackling reoffending and residents’ priority issues in Reading…Read More